dictionary definition of teacup chihuahua: chihuahua breed history

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Chi. hua. hua \ch*-‘wa:-(.)WA\ n [ MexSp, fr. Chihuahua, Mexico]: a very small, round-headed, large-eared, short-coated dog held believed to actually come from Egypt and Aztec civilizations (truth be known, teacup only refers to an individual dog, not a breed).

The Chihuahua is an ancient breed which is believed to have its origins in the late Paleozoic period. The Chihuahua’s earliest known ancestor, cannis raptor rodentis (meaning: killer half dog, half mouse) scoured the almost uninhabitable deserts of what is now Mexico and the south-western United States pillaging without restraint.

Millions of years of evolution allowed this canine species to thrive on the arid plain while other dog species, such as the cannis wimpus or frenchus dorkus (desert poodle) struggled for survival, eventually becoming extinct until modern times.

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history of the chihuahua breed

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Ever wonder where the smallest dogs in the world came from?

The history of the Chihuahua dates back to ancient Mexico. They were believed to be sacred and they have never forgotten this.

Much of the Chihuahua’s history is speculation and theory, although everyone agrees on some matters. The Chihuahua is named for the Mexican State that borders Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico. It is believed that the breed descended from the Techichi, a small canine that dates back to Mayan times (around the 5th century AD).

The Chihuahua’s Heritage, The Toltecs (the people that conquered the Mayans), are believed to be the first to domesticate the Techichi and brought the canine into the home as pets and also used them for religious purposes. After the Aztecs became the ruling class of Mexico, they also used the dog as a companion and in religious ceremonies.

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Chihuahuas or Children?

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Chihuahuas or Children?

In the United States, 63 percent of households include a pet (up 7 percent since 1988), and pet lovers spent $38.5 billion on their pets in 2006 (up from $21 billion a decade earlier).Read More

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Wheezing/Seizure-Like Episodes

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What to do When Your Chihuahua has Wheezing/Seizure-Like Episodes

My husband and I have a chihuahua named Bugsy. We found your web site while trying to find health information. We absolutely love it. Do you have any information about wheezing and their seizure-like episodes. Ours sometimes acts like he can’t catch his breath…Read More

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Drooping Ears

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What to Do When Your Chihuahua has Drooping Ears

I have a 4 month old baby chihuahua.When she was 3 months old her ears stood erect, now only 1 ear is standing and the other droops. She was never injured so whyis this happening and do I need to tape her ear or will it correct itself?Read More

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